Practical Manual of Land Development

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jul 19, 2005 - Architecture - 416 pages
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The first choice among land development engineers, this edition is newly updated and expanded. It is required reading for young engineers and a convenient reference for experienced engineers. This is the essential book for civil engineers in land development and provides helpful information for all land development professionals including feasibility studies and cost estimating. Practical Manual of Land Development provides step-by-step instructions for design, including formulas, tools, technical data, guidelines, and checklists to make your development project run smoothly. The Forth Edition emphasizes efficient usage of computers and now includes specifications for ADA and NPDES. It is presented in metric as well English units. New chapters added and charts up-dated.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Land Development
1
Chapter 2 Resources
17
Chapter 3 Site Analysis
45
Chapter 4 Maps and Plans
57
Chapter 5 Preliminary Engineering
81
Chapter 6 Earthwork
101
Chapter 7 Roadways and Parking Lots
127
Chapter 8 Sanitary Sewers
155
Chapter 12 The Finished Plans Specifications and Estimates
241
Chapter 13 The Construction Phase
261
Chapter 14 Putting It All Together
267
Appendix A Useful Websites
289
Appendix B Conversion Table
293
Appendix C Helpful Geometry and Trigonometry
295
Appendix D Earthwork Calculation Example
297
Appendix E Storm Drain System Calculation Examples
309

Chapter 9 Storm Drainage
183
Chapter 10 Protecting and Conserving Water Resources
211
Chapter 11 Water Supply Lines
227
Glossary
317
Index
333
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Barbara Colley, P.E., is the head of BC3E, Barbara Colley Consulting Engineers, a firm that provides a full range of civil engineering design services, based in Sonoma County, California. She is a land development specialist with over 30 years' experience. Her work has spanned hydrology, hydraulic system design, solid and water-borne waste management, natural resources and environmental impact, geology, and transportation studies.

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